Big Data Ingestion: Why it matters for your business?

I hope we all agree that our future will be highly data-driven. In today’s connected and digitally transformed the world, data collected from several sources can help an organization to foresee its future and make informed decisions to perform better. Businesses, enterprises, government agencies, and other organizations which realized this, is already on its pursuit to tap the different data flows and extract value from it.

The future is data-driven!

All hail data!

With the incoming torrent of data continues unabated, companies must be able to ingest everything quickly, secure it, catalog it, and store it so that it is available for study by an analytics engine. When various big data sources exist in diverse formats, it is very difficult to ingest data at a reasonable speed and process it efficiently to maintain a competitive advantage. It’s hard to collect and process big data without appropriate tools and this is where various data Ingestion tools come into the picture.

The challenge,

Data Ingestion tools are required in the process of importing, transferring, loading and processing data for immediate use or storage in a database. The process involves taking data from various sources, extracting that data, and detecting any changes in the acquired data. With data ingestion tools, companies can ingest data in batches or stream it in real-time. Ingesting data in batches means importing discrete chunks of data at intervals, on the other hand, real-time data ingestion means importing the data as it is produced by the source. An effective data ingestion tool ingests data by prioritizing data sources, validating individual files and routing data items to the correct destination. Data must be stored in such a way that, users should have the ability to access that data at various qualities of refinement.

Choosing the Right Data Ingestion Tool

An ideal data ingestion tool should have the following features

Scalability: A good data ingestion tool should be able to scale to accommodate different data sizes and meet the processing needs of the organization.

Multi-platform Support and Integration: Another important feature to look for while choosing a data ingestion tool is its ability to extract all types of data from multiple data sources — Be it in the cloud or on-premises.

Advanced Security Features: Data needs to be protected and the best data ingestion tools utilize various data encryption mechanisms and security protocols such as SSL, HTTPS, and SSH to secure data. It should comply with all the data security standards.

There are so many different types of Data Ingestion Tools that are available for different requirements and needs. Here are some of the popular Data Ingestion Tools used worldwide.

Apache NIFI


Apache Flume


Amazon Kinesis

Data Ingestion is one of the biggest challenges companies face while building better analytics capabilities. Companies and start-ups need to harness big data to cultivate actionable insights to effectively deliver the best client experience. They need this to predict trends, forecast the market, plan for future needs, and understand their customers. To do this, capturing, or “ingesting”, a large amount of data is the first step, before any predictive modeling, or analytics can happen. For that, companies and start-ups need to invest in the right data ingestion tools and framework.

At Accubits Technologies Inc, we have a large group of highly skilled consultants who are exceptionally qualified in Big data, various data ingestion tools, and their use cases. Our expertise and resources can implement or support all of your big data ingestion requirements and help your organization on its journey towards digital transformation.

Originally published at on November 25, 2019.



Accubits Technologies is an enterprise solutions development company focusing on AI and Blockchain technologies, based in Virginia, USA.

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Accubits Technologies Inc

Accubits Technologies is an enterprise solutions development company focusing on AI and Blockchain technologies, based in Virginia, USA.